Thorny Devil

Flat out like a lizard drinking: the Thorny Devil's remarkable desert survival

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are part of a team which has investigated the remarkable drinking habits of Australia’s Thorny Devil lizard (Moloch horridus) – and it’s a fascinating insight into desert survival.

IOA Annual Research Report 2015

The UWA Institute of Agriculture releases Annual Research Report 2015

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The UWA Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2015 to the agriculture industry and scientific community today.

It is the ninth annual report since The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA) was re-established, and provides an overview of how IOA is serving agriculture and the management of natural resources through research, education and training in a regional, national and international context.

Professor Ryan Lister

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has received $17.8 million for 42 new research projects as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants announcement.

Dr Danail Obreschkow

Astrophysicist wins 2016 Young Tall Poppy Award

Monday, 31 October 2016

Astrophysicist Dr Danail Obreschkow from The University of Western Australia was today recognised as Western Australia’s brightest emerging scientist at this year’s Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

A computerised image of an offshore artificial reed on the seabead

How CEME engineers’ artificial reef work is helping attract more fish

Monday, 31 October 2016

Engineers at The University of Western Australia’s Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering School (CEME) are using the expertise gained in the offshore oil and gas industry to help test the effectiveness of offshore artificial reefs (OARs) being deployed around Australia, including one earmarked for the waters off Rottnest Island.

The aim of the artificial reefs is to establish a sustainable marine environment to support productive fish communities for recreational fishing, says CEME senior lecturer Dr Scott Draper.

Paul Flatau

Services to support the homeless need alternative funding sources

Monday, 31 October 2016

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.

Crystal meth

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

Monday, 31 October 2016

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.

Dinosaur brain

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Ian Constable

New Chair to pioneer next generation treatments for eye disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Parasite eggs

New invention aids detection of prevalent parasitic disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.